Tom Billsborough

Gold Star - 85,884 Points (Preston Lancashire England)

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  • ''It costs nothing to smile''
    Friendship
  • ''Humour softens the blows of Matrimony''
    Marriage
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  • Chukwuma Ndububa Chukwuma Ndububa (10/4/2017 1:48:00 PM)

    A keen intellect truly remarkable. A dear treasure, you shine brilliantly, dear Sir.
    There's a spring in your step. Much peace.

  • Annette Aitken Annette Aitken (10/12/2016 9:51:00 AM)

    I picture Tom as a kindhearted gentle man.....and also a gentleman.....he's poetry is outstanding in every way....from humour...to...limericks....be they long or short he will have you enthralled...from start to finish....a pleasure to have made his aquaintance.....

  • Susan Williams Susan Williams (10/2/2016 9:18:00 PM)

    Oh, yes, Tom is on my list of favorite poets for a good reason. He is an outstanding poet, he has an exploring, adventurous mind, and he has an incredibly wide range of topics that he very poetically examines.
    For example:
    TOBY OR NOT TOBY is a great example of his prowess. At one time I think he wanted to be an archaeologist, maybe unearth the skull of Yorick- -ah, if only there were enough time to pursue all avenues of human endeavor he could wish..To be or not to be. To follow this road or that? I like the way he applied archaeology to the human mind and soul.
    GLEANINGS FROM THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR LIQUIDS. Do you love puns? Tom can pun with the best- -I started snickering on line #1, sniggering on line #2, chuckling on line #3, giggling like a mad scientist by line #4, totally sold by line #5. He is now my official go-to poet for having a little pun!
    NURSERY RHYME. Tom has such a gentle heart and it permeates lovely poems like this one which is pure sweetness. I can see it being read or sang to a sleepy-eyed little girl. I love the repetition in it. Children [and the children inside us adults] thrive on repetition, it is their and our security blanket.
    A SONG SUBSIDES. Tom is also a maestro! This poem is pure music- it rises and falls, pierces the heart and withdraws to watch the results. It sings! It whispers like a ghost from some unused alley in the cortex to another, reminding us of words that once upon a time spoke to us with violins and flutes and piano and lyrics.
    HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE. You will love his sense of humor, but he really should post a warning sign about sipping drinks being inadvisable while perusing this humorous poem- - -I got drenched while presented with his definitions of Circular Roads, Cross Roads, and Country Roads. The dry cleaning bill should be arriving shortly. A resounding 10 accompanied by laughter, guffaws, and giggles.
    ALL OUR YESTERDAYS. This is very philosophical and so incredibly well-written. Like I said, he can handle the most difficult topics for a poem that I have ever heard of and yet pull it off with poetic ease and his own special warmth and gentle intelligence. He asks incredible questions in this quite thought provoking piece.
    SEA POLLUTION. I was captivated first by the rhythm of the ocean waves swelling and ebbing in this poem- -it was like the poem was breathing. What a fascinating thing to do- I wish I knew the secret to such a piece of poetic magic. This deep motion of the ocean reinforces the message, The ocean is speaking to us through these verses, asking us to stop killing her and through her pollution to kill the rest of this lovely creation. May the world of man hear and heed Tom's words. This is certainly a brilliant write deserving of a thousand million tens.
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    Jump into his list of poems. You'll be glad you did. He can be warm. He can be funny. He can be intellectually provoking. Tom Billsborough does not fear to take on the Mount Everests of poetry topics or types. Basically because he can handle it all.

  • Tapan M. Saren Tapan M. Saren (9/7/2016 8:18:00 PM)

    Tom sir, you're a good poet and a good man too. I'm glad to meet you here at PH.

  • Pamela Sinicrope Pamela Sinicrope (8/23/2016 8:17:00 AM)

    Tom is a gifted writer who has the natural and acquired ability to write and translate using multiple forms. His mastery of literature, poetry, language, and humor is evident in all of his writing.

  • Randhir Kaur Randhir Kaur (8/1/2016 4:59:00 AM)

    You are just outstanding..the way you are expressing your love in your poems are really like that of Romantic poets...you are are of this generation...keep going..my best wishes and wish yo luck..Want more from you dear poet..thumbs up..

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Best Poem of Tom Billsborough

Black Hole

There's a black hole
In my consciousness
I feel less whole
Diminishing
As it swallows up the light
Diminished by my lack of Faith,
Dark, dark, dark, I become
As the sun consumed by night.

In a distant park
A lone dog is heard to bark,
Lost, bereft of its master.
I too am lost
Cry out for guidance, Faith
As the gathering night encloses.
People with Faith, hold out your torch,
And bring me back to light.
You will not scorch me with your truths.

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